Peugeot iOn City Car Ends UK Launch Tour

The new all-electric Peugeot iOn city car has just finished its launch tour of the UK at London’s City Hall, where Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has given a positive feedback to the first zero tailpipe emissions cars to go on general sale.

The iOn has so far been presented to customers and media at Peugeot Dealerships in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Teeside and London in the last two weeks.

As a reminder, Source London will double the number of current charge points in the capital from the time of its launch and will provide at least 1300 publicly accessible points by end 2013. London was in the first wave of Plugged in Places locations selected by the government to help their pioneering electric vehicle programmes.

"I want London to be the electric car capital of Europe, so I am delighted that 2011 sees manufacturers accelerating their efforts to bring this technology onto the roads. We're going to see electric cars playing an increasing role in pushing down pollution from transport in London as more drivers start to own and run these vehicles. This is why we are introducing the first city-wide electric vehicle scheme, Source London, in spring this year to provide more infrastructure and support," the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said in a statement for the press.

“The Mayor has an acute understanding of the challenges for London’s transport and was very interested to hear about how electric cars can fit into city life. On top of the environmental benefits, the Peugeot iOn needs no costly fuel to operate; it is exempt from the Congestion Charge and it is free to park in some London boroughs. That’s a pretty compelling portfolio of savings for London’s drivers,”
stated Jon Goodman, MD of Peugeot UK.
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